Plovdiv, one of the oldest European cities and voted European Capital of Culture in 2019, is located in the south-central part of Bulgaria, on the Maritsa River. The city is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe and one of the oldest in the world. Plovdiv boasts the best-preserved traditional architecture in southeastern Europe, wonderful cultural events, festivals, and concerts.
So when travelling from Sofia airport to Plovdiv, you have three transportation options; you can take a taxi or private transfer, a train or a bus. Taking a taxi or private transfer is the only direct, therefore the fastest and most comfortable, travel option taking 1 hour 40 minutes. For a more cost-savvy alternative, you can take Sofia’s public transportation by a combined metro and train journey, taking around 3 hours, or you could take the combined metro and bus option, also taking around 3 hours.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Sofia at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.